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Learning About Different Cultures

July 1, 2013
Learning About Different Cultures

Learning about Cultures My students were learning about Early Explores and the countries and cultures they visited on their explorations. To add to the fun I created the treasure chest for our “trip” around the world using Scott Rags boxes by spray painted them and Benazir added the drawings for the countries that we...
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The Early Explorers Puppets

June 30, 2013
The Early Explorers Puppets

Early Explorers Puppets Aren’t the heads fabulous?  I was so pleased with how the puppet heads came out.  Each was unique as the explorer that they represent.  My students would compare pictures of the explorer that  they were researching and attempt to recreate him. We made them with the simple balloon and paper mache...
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Arbor Day!

April 22, 2013
Arbor Day!

Arbor Day What a natural – Earth Day and Arbor Day (no pun intended)!  This year the Arbor Day Foundation will plant trees in the national forests from donations for you.  Commemorate a child’s birth with a tree in one of America’s national forests! They also have on their website lots of ideas for...
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Sketchpad

April 22, 2013
Sketchpad

Sketchpad I found this Sketchpad in Parent and Child Magazine and thought others would enjoy using it too! Sorry I couldn’t find it online to link to. Tweet
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The Fine Art of a Conversation!

April 15, 2013
The Fine Art of a Conversation!

I have been observing my students as they talk to one another and it reminds my of parallel play.  When 2 children are playing  beside each other but they are both doing their own activity, not really interacting.  My students were talking together but no one was responding.  Each would share what they wanted,...
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A Coloring Sheet for Mother’s Day!

April 9, 2013
A Coloring Sheet for Mother’s Day!

Coloring sheet for Mother’s Day Download this coloring sheet for children of all ages to share with their mother’s. Tweet
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Every Day is Earth Day!

April 9, 2013
Every Day is Earth Day!

Earth Day Earth Day Network that has lots of activities to do with students in grades K – 8. We will be watching “The Lorax” and planting a tree.  What are you going to do for Earth Day?     Tweet
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Things I Learned at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference!

March 25, 2013
Things I Learned at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference!

Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning- MACUL Friday I attended the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference and I was blown away by the amount of information available.  I already use computers and our i-pad in the classroom but it was wonderful to learn of other applications and uses to reinforce...
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Haiku

March 13, 2013
Haiku

Online Haiku Tools I was looking for some examples of  writing poetry in the form of a Haiku to show my students and came across this treasure trove!  Educational Freeware has a links and resources with the latest in resources for teachers!  What a find! Here are 3 activities that I am definitely using...
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“One” by Kathryn Otoshi – One Great Book!

February 19, 2013
“One” by Kathryn Otoshi – One Great Book!

Great book! I happened on this little book and fell in love with  “One” by Kathryn Otoshi.  I shared it with my colleagues at school and my students  loved the story and were sitting at the edge of the seats. The illustrations are simply done with watercolors but it has a powerful message! Standing...
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